Additionally, Odawa Casino Resort has received the George W. Burke Jr. Safety Award, which recognizes a municipal or industrial wastewater facility for developing and maintaining an effective safety program. Mowbray and Dan Brayak, the Casino's Wastewater Technicians, accepted the award on behalf of Odawa Casino Resort. Both Mowbray and Brayak hold several industry and professional wastewater treatment certifications.
"We're extremely proud of our wastewater team and the facility at Odawa Casino," stated Barry Laughlin, Director of Property Operations. "We maintain the highest quality and safety standards, so receiving industry recognition like this is extremely rewarding for our team."
The Odawa Casino wastewater treatment plant opened in May 2007, exclusively to serve the casino. Its activated sludge plant processes 80,000 gallons per day by utilizing membrane technology. The treatment plant is operated under EPA and OSHA regulations and has never had a lost-time injury or illness.
Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features 1,200 slot machines, 29 table games, a 6 table Poker Room, an entertainment venue, several restaurants, gift stores, a nightclub and a 137-room hotel.